From Krakow to Krypton

Jews and comic books by Arie Kaplan

Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society in Philadelphia

Written in English
Published: Downloads: 721
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Subjects:

  • Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism,
  • Jewish cartoonists -- United States -- Biography,
  • Jews -- United States -- Intellectual life

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementArie Kaplan.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN6725 .K37 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16445075M
ISBN 109780827608436
LC Control Number2008003254

Arie Kaplan is the author of more than two dozen books, including "LEGO Star Wars: Face Off," "LEGO Star Wars: The Official Stormtrooper Training Manual," "The Jurassic Park Little Golden Book," "Swashbuckling Scoundrels: Pirates in Fact and Fiction," and the award-winning "From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books.". Arie Kaplan is an author, graphic novelist, comedy writer and lecturer. The author of the award-winning non-fiction book “From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books,” he has also written several children’s books and graphic novels. In addition to his work as an author and comic book writer, Kaplan has lectured worldwide on various pop. Elvina’s Mirror, Sylvie Weil (Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable Book for Older Readers) Other awards. Skipping Stones Honor Award--A Shout in the Sunshine, Mara Cohen Ioannides; Sophie Brody Medal--From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books, Arie Kaplan. As a comics writer, he has written comic book stories and graphic novels for DC Comics, Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, IDW Publishing, Penguin Young Readers Group, and other publishers. He is the author of the acclaimed nonfiction book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books, which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.

Neal Adams, comic book artist; Ralph Bakshi, animator (Fritz the Cat, Lord of the Rings); Brian Michael Bendis, comic book writer; Dave Berg, cartoonist (); John Broome; Al Capp, cartoonist (); Roz Chast, cartoonist (the New Yorker); Howard Chaykin, comic book writer; Daniel Clowes, alternative comics writer (Ghost World); Gene Colan, comic book artist (); Peter David, comics writer and.   From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books, by Arie Kaplan; forword by Harvey Pekar and J. T. Waldman. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, pp. $ The Jewish contribution to comics in its varied forms--the traditional superhero comic (e.g., Superman), the humor magazine (e.g., MAD Magazine), alternative comics (e.g. Arie Kaplan is the author of more than two dozen books, including LEGO Star Wars: Face Off, LEGO Star Wars: The Official Force Training Manual, The Jurassic Park Little Golden Book, Swashbuckling Scoundrels: Pirates in Fact and Fiction, and the award-winning From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic has also written several graphic novels, including Speed Racer: Chronicles of the . Jurassic Park Little Golden Book (Jurassic Park) The Threat of Thanos (Marvel Avengers) Ben 10 Classics, Vol. 2: It's Ben a Pleasure. Despicable Me Little Golden Book. Doctor Strange Little Golden Book (Marvel: Doctor Strange) From Krakow to Krypton. More ways to shop: Find an Apple Store or other retailer near you.

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From Krakow to Krypton starts at the very first comic book created by Charlie Gaines (Ginsberg) during the Great Depression and flows from there fed by continuous tributaries but also through the dams and rough waters created by folks fearful of this new industry.

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An aspect about Arie Kaplan’s From Krakow to Krypton that is appealing is that while it respects the comic nerd and never talks down to him/her, this is also a cultural study that is non-exclusive, so even if one is just interested in Jewish cultural history, they can read this and not feel lost, or like an outsider.

Kaplan treats all his readers equally, being that he is a mensch. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books tells their stories and demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole.

Over-sized and in full color, From Krakow to Krypton is filled with sidebars, cartoon bubbles, comic book graphics, original design sketches, and photographs.5/5(1).

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It is a visually stunning and exhilarating history. FROM KRAKOW TO KRYPTON: JEWS AND COMIC BOOKS Marvel and DC have worked to integrate Jewish characters into their respective comics, they don’t hold a monopoly on Jewish superheroes.

Independent (aka “indie”) comics companies have also developed Semitic crimefighters. In Decemberseven popular Marvel. From Krakow to Krypton is a fantastic book that blends the overall history of comics with the specific histories of the Jewish people who wrote, illustrated, and published them/5.

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Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, I’d like to follow up my essay about comic books with a review of the book From Krakow to Krypton by Jewish author Arie Kaplan.

This book looks at the history of comics from a Jewish perspective, and how Jews and Jewish sensibilities shaped the comic book medium and, by so doing, influenced society. He also wrote three of the stories in the 5-Minute Avengers Stories fiction anthology for Disney Book Group's Marvel Press imprint.

As a nonfiction author, Arie is best known for writing the award-winning From Krakow to Krypton: Jews And Comic Books, published by the Jewish Publication Society.

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(book review - 2 books). “From Krakow to Krypton” spans from the creation of comic books in to the popularity of underground comix in the s to the advent of popular films based on comic characters.

In between there are highlights such as the creation of MAD magazine by Jewish writers, the creation of Spider-Man by Stan Lee (born Stanley Lieber), and the X-Men revelation that. Jewish Publication Society: From Krakow to Krypton. Jewish Publication Society: The Jewish Book of Days.

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Arie Kaplan’s From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books () explores the artistic and financial sides of the comic book industry as it slowly matures from its infancy before Superman to graphic novels with adult themes and into this century. There are a timeline, a bibliography, and an index, along with lots of illustrations and source.

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References External links. Powderkeg at Marvel Wiki; Powderkeg at Comic Vine; This page was last edited on Arie Kaplan is the author of From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books, a National Jewish Book Award Finalist and Sophie Brody Honor Book (awarded by the American Library Association).Kaplan is a comedian, MAD magazine writer, and author of the comic book miniseries Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer for IDW other comic book credits include the.

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It was published in by The Jewish Publication Society. TOM MASON: How did the book From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books. Publication history. The Yancy Street Gang was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and first appeared in Fantastic Four #15 (June ), though mostly off-panel; as in most of their appearances, only their arms are visible as they throw objects at the Thing and yell insults.

The Dead End Kids type gang was first mentioned, although not seen, in Fantastic Four #6. The other, Arie Kaplan’s From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books, is an exuberant, chaotic oral history of Jews in the medium, complete with glossy pages and full-color illustrations.

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